Ditech declares bankruptcy – again

by Ryan Smith11 Feb 2019

Ditech Holding Corporation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy again.

The company, formerly Walter Investment Management, has announced that it and some of its subsidiaries, including Ditech Financial and Reverse Mortgage Solutions, has entered into a restructuring support agreement (RSA) with lenders that hold more than 75% of its long-term loans. The RSA provides for the restructuring of Ditech Holdings’ debt while the company “continues to evaluate strategic alternatives,” it said.

It’s been a rocky few years for Ditech Holding. The company declared bankruptcy before, in December 2017. A name change – from Walter Investment Management to Ditech Holding – and a practical revolving door of CEOs followed over the next few months. The company emerged from bankruptcy in February of last year. The company slashed 450 mortgage jobs in August.

“Since we completed a recapitalization last February, we have made important progress on our strategic initiatives and our expense-management efforts,” said Thomas F. Marano, president and CEO of Ditech. “However, as a result of market challenges that have continued to accelerate and pressure our business, we must take further action. We intend to use this process to restructure our balance sheet and help us meet our obligations. We will continue to evaluate a broad range of options with the goals of maximizing value and creating the best path forward for our business.”